How do I sell my house?
If you’re unsure about the initial steps to take when selling your home or you don’t know what the process looks like, don’t worry! We're here to lay it out step-by-step for you! As overwhelming as it may seem, the steps to getting your home ready and listed are relatively simple. Here is the process broken down into bullet points for you:
Make the Decision
After you have made the thoughtful decision to sell your home, the first thing you should do is reach out to a trusted & reputable realtor and let them know your plans to sell. Your realtor will give you sound advice and have a much better idea if your home is in a position that is ready to sell, or not.
Sign the Paperwork
Once you have decided to sell your home for Top-Dollar, you will sign a Residential Listing Agreement (RLA) which is the document/contract that allows your realtor to list your home on the market. After the listing contract is finalized, the next step is to begin prepping your home to get buyers excited.
Prep Your Living Space
Any general maintenance or repairs that need to be made should definitely be next on the checklist. Your realtor will give you advice on what to upgrades to invest in. Paint or carpet should also be considered to replace during this phase. Once the home is refurbished, begin to tidy up and de-clutter the space by clearing all counter tops, tables, showers, dressers and all furniture. This is essential to make the home look "move-in" ready. First impressions are key and you'll want to make your home look visually appealing by removing the excess.
Schedule a Photo/Video Shoot
This our favorite part of the process (and the most fun)! We always have professional photographers take photos to ensure quality & give your home the proper first Impressions it deserves for potential buyers. Your photo/video team will spend about 1-2 hours to get the perfect shots. The number of hours will be dependent on your home's size, location, and amenities. Your professional videographer will capture the home's essence on video in order to create unique marketing material for social media sharing and overall hype.
Put It On the Market!
We are ready to officially put you home for sale! Your realtor will ask for additional information to make sure everything the home has to offer is communicated to the market. This is where we'll begin to upload the photos to the MLS (Multiple Listings Service) and the rest of the marketing strategies for your home will begin to take place!
CONGRATS! Your home is officially on the market and ready to accept offers!
This is a simple guide to the process of getting your home ready to sell. If you have any specific questions or would like to speak over the phone about what you’re thinking about doing, please let us know! We would love to guide you to make sure your goals are met and you are well taken care of!
If you want to know more selling your home in Santa Clarita, speak with Santa Clarita realtor, Chase Gentry today: call (661) 888-4493 or contact us online!